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Dr. Roya Lewis Md

2701 W Alameda Ave Suite 503
Burbank CA 91505
818 450-0088
Medical School: Other - 2001
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: No
Participates In PQRS: No
Participates In EHR: No
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Gender bias in the diagnosis of a geriatric standardized patient: a potential confounding variable. - Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry
Gender bias has been reported in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of illnesses. In the context of our 10-station fourth year Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation, we queried whether this could influence diagnosis in a geriatric case. Case writers hypothesized that, due to this bias, the female standardized patient may be diagnosed with depression more often than the male.A male or female geriatric standardized patient protrayed a dysphoric widow with mild cognitive impairment. Students examined the patient and documented the clinical encounter and their differential diagnosis.Major depression was diagnosed in 93/107 female standardized patient encounters compared with 58/78 male exams, with the female students contributing most to this difference.The potential for gender bias in medical care and in education remains a concern. We need to be mindful of this when designing clinical skills assessments.

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